Colorado Preservation, Inc. Awards

The Dana Crawford and State Honor Award Celebration is Colorado’s premiere statewide historic preservation awards event honoring the individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution toward preserving Colorado’s historic resources. The evening’s namesake, Dana Crawford, is a preservation pioneer who proved that saving historic buildings makes sense – both culturally and economically.

Starting in 1988, with the State Honor Awards, and adding the Dana Crawford Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation in 1990, Colorado Preservation, Inc. recognizes accomplishments in the area of preservation, rehabilitation, promotion, philanthropy and leadership.


For nearly forty years of achievement in historic preservation. For serving as an “Historic Preservation Expert” for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. For creating preservation programs with national impact including the Preserve America Initiative, the Preserve America Youth Summits, HistoriCorps™, Volunteers in Preservation™, and Hands On Preservation Experience, HOPE™. For being appointed to the Colorado State Historic Preservation Review Board by five different Governors. For serving on the board of History Colorado and chairing the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Committee and the State Historic Preservation Plan Committee. For being a Founder of Colorado Preservation, Inc. For inspiring, producing and coordinating the Saving Places Conference, an event widely recognized as the leading statewide historic preservation conference in the nation.  For instigating Colorado’s statewide heritage tourism program, and coordinating state and national preservation policy actions. For her passion, dedication and enthusiasm for the preservation movement, Colorado Preservation, Inc. is proud to honor Ann Alexander Pritzlaff with the 2014 Dana Crawford Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. 

We will also celebrate the 2014 State Honor Awards. This year’s recipients are:

Donna Warner Wilson and the Cherokee Ranch & Castle for Preservation Leadership
Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society for Preservation Leadership
Jefferson County Historical Commission for Preservation Leadership
The Koshares for Preservation, Stewardship and Education
The Source for Preservation Rehabilitation

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Hangar 61 Rehabilitation

In 2005, Colorado Preservation, Inc. purchased the property with a grant from the State Historical Fund and developed construction drawings for stabilization and exterior rehabilitation.

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